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and california have laws on the books allowing patients to use medical marijuana. the doctor says she's prescribed it before with her young patients, but she uses it more often with adolescents. still, her mom says she was desperate to find something to help her daughter deal with the side effects of her treatment. >> i felt like i was going to lose my child. at that point i knew that i would do whatever it took to save her life. >>> speaking of marijuana, it could be the first in the country. a public university with a department devoted to pot. humboldt will be taking advantage of its location in the prime growing region. the csu campus will open the institute for research. they will coordinate research mock 11 faculty members from politics, psychology and sociology of pot. ucberkeley and ucla are two of the largest colleges in california. they're also the most dangerous. they averaged crime data over the last four years ucla among the country was number one. uc berkeley was number three. san diego state is number seven. and uc riverside at 24. ucla is denying the fining, saying the
arrested, 49-year-old jeffrey mcgann from southern california. police say he was boarding an airplane headed to lax. a tsa person spotted the watch. it looked like it contained bomb-making material. police say it had a circuit board inside the watch but it was not a bomb, and there's a lot of other things that made this man and this watch suspicious. >> it was a one-day turn around flight so he's out and back within a day. he was wearing a military-style shirt that has aรง tourniquet built into it so if you receive a traumatic injury to your arm you can tighten the tourniquet and it will stop the bleeding. not a common item for civilians to wear. >> reporter: police also tell us tonight that mcgann was wearing unusual shoes, work boots with a removable sole inside and they were also two sizes too big. all of this considered evidence, police say, that mcgann considered himself an artist and he says that the watch was art. he is also being held at the sana'a rita jail. >> just a little odd. thank you very much, cheryl. >>> well, now that the bay area is on storm watch. we'v
separates fact from promise. >> reporter: the folks at the california resources board are gearing up for what they call a historic day as they prepare to auction off pollution permits to the state's largest greenhouse gas emitters. >> they include everything from cement to glass to oil refining to food processing. >> reporter: under the landmark cap and trade system, more than 300 california companies will be required to cap emissions or buy so-called carbon credits at auction. it's the centerpiece of a state lot aimed at reducing greenhouse gases to 1990s levels by 2020. >> the goal of this is to cut the kind of emissions that can cause global warming. and what that means is that greenhouse gases are what we're after. >> reporter: but some worry the new requirements will hit companies hard. some speculate it could mean higher prices for consumers. pg&e says it supports the move but isn't sure how it may impact rates. >> i think all eyes are on california to see the outcome of this. that's why we want this program to be successful. pg&e has been at the table in this process to ensure
is king, but california has decided to keep cursive in the classroom. california is one of only a handful of states that says it is important to keep teaching kids the skill of cursive writing. it has been a growing trend across the nation not to teach kids to write in cursive. critics say it is a waste of time and out of date in a digitized society. but supporters say it helps develop motor skills, reinforces literacy and gives students a way to develop their own unique stamp of identity. california educators say it will remain a third grade classroom staple, at least for now. and we'll be right back with sports. >>> welcome back. a trip to the pac-12 championship game is on the line. stanford beat oregon last week, but there is still a debate over which team is the best team in the pac-12 north. now both teams entered today's action 7-1 in the division. a victory by oregon forces stanford to win tonight in order to advance to the title game. let's get to some action. beginning with the fifth-ranked ducks, who faced 15th ranked oregon state in the civil war rivalry game. 20-17, ducks. se
. california voters passed prop 36 changing the three strikes policy. now thousands of prisoners who have weak third strikes might soon be set free, and their loved ones are waiting open arms. we have one family's emotional story. >>> i want my brother to know that we love him, that we're waiting for him, and i can't wait to see my mom's arms around him. and when he's home, our family will be complete. >> reporter: elizabeth cruz says her family finally has hope. the passage of proposition 36 means her brother, robert john cruz, may be getting out of prison. cruz is serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug possession conviction. a conviction that under the state's three strikes law sent him away for life. >> he has paid for more than enough. he's done more than enough time already. >> reporter: cruz's mother says the punishment didn't fit the crime. and now that californians have voted to revise the law, the mother of ten is hopeful her family will soon be together again. >> this is what he did for me for mother's day, for birthdays. for christmases, thanksgivings. like my daughter said,
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